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Williams FW30 - front wing development 01 November 2008

For Brazil, Williams have modified the FW30's front wing. Both the main profile and the middle flap now feature a curved 'step' at their extremities (see inset and yellow highlighted area), instead of the previous straight versions. This change helps to improve the airflow in this area, increasing its speed and thus slightly increasing the pressure. This provides a downforce gain, without the need to increase the angle of the flaps, which would add drag, robbing the car of top speed.